Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
A downloadable Health Care Proxy for New York, with instructions
This booklet explains your rights as a hospital patient and contains advice on how to get help if you need it. It includes information on advance directives in New York.
Links to information about health care forms in New York, including a link to the state's official forms
New York is one of a very few states without a statute authorizing living wills. Your right to make a living will is dependent on case law. Here's a lawyer's overview of the laws that create the right to direct your own health care in New York.
This downloadable booklet contains forms and instructions for completing New York's Living Will and Health Care Proxy
Information about New York's DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) Order, including a link to the form
Essential information for New York residents, from the National Resource Center on Psychiatric Advance Directives
Information about Advance Directives for veterans, including a downloadable VA Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney
The Eldercare Locator helps older adults and their families find local support services
This article underscores the importance of making your wishes known -- and using a POLST program if your state offers one.
A map showing where your living will may be ignored if you are a pregnant woman
A great source for information about Mental Health Care Directives in all states
This video provides a 15-minute overview of the scope and benefits of Mental Health Care Directives
Watch the trailer for a 12-minute documentary film on Psychiatric Advance Directives
Information about Mental Health Care Directives
Recommended by many states, this company provides a secure, online database where you can store your Living Will or Advance Directive
An overview of surrogate health care decision making -- whether appointed by an individual, a court, or state law
A detailed explanation of the hierarchy of medical decision making
This AMA opinion explains who has priority when making decisions for a patient who lacks capacity to direct their own medical care
One family's struggle to get a Texas hospital to remove life support from a brain-dead, pregnant woman